Understanding the speed and power when cutting

Ok quick question please someone explain to me… the speed and power.
I have some woods that it doesnt cut on the recommend setting, So I will need to adjust but I don’t understand the speed and power. If I want it to cut do I up the speed and power or lower it or just up the power? I tried the speed at 155 when it was already set to 151 but there was a good amount of flair so I cancelled the cut. This has happened on almost every type of wood I have I only use 1/8 and 1/4

If you need more “cut” you’d either try a slower speed or a higher power (although there’s always a chance that you might need both…)

(Because the laser is moving faster, that means the material spends less time under the laser.)


@linefeed is 100% correct.

Now that you know that, you’ll want to read #6:

It’ll help you apply what he cleared up for you.



Huh as in “interesting” or huh as in “I don’t know what you mean”?

If the latter just ask and I’m sure we can get you going. :slight_smile:

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Welcome to the forum.
This article may be helpful to understanding the speed/cutting relationship. Testing, as noted by @evansd2 above is what will getyou the desired results.


Ah, good link. I just added that to my common questions bullet point.


Huh as I’m confused lol

Hmm @rbtdanforth wrote up a similar method, maybe the way he phrases it would be easier to understand?

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